Tag Archives: Mars

ESA – Week In Images

There;s some really cool stuff in the week of pictures from ESA, with a detailed hi res image of part of the Martian surface from Mars Express, a false colour image of Iceland glaciers and a Galaxy bursting with new stars there’s some real treats. Click on the link below for more.

Perspective view in Colles Nili


Cassiopeia’s unusual resident

via Week In Images / Highlights / ESA

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No ownership claimed on images – Credit ESA


NASA — Solar System: Things to Know This Week

I’ve not posted a NASA update for a while, but with a breakdown of the Cassini mission which is due to end next year, more on New Horizons and a little snippet on Mars I thought now would be a good time:





via NASA — Solar System: Things to Know This Week

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NASA — Solar System: Be in the Know This Week

This week NASA has some news on what’s going on in the solar system. Rosetta’s Philae lander will stop transmitting this week. It’s adventure is now over – goodbye Philae, you did well!

There more with huge solar flares and huge discoveries on Mars that throw doubt on the theory of it’s canyon’s being carved by water. Read it all in the link.







via NASA — Solar System: Be in the Know This Week

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Mars Ancient Mega Tsunami’s

Tha Martian landscape, which scientists believe was scarred by giant waves (NASA/PA)

Over recent years we’ve become increasingly aware of natural disasters which can affect us well over and above normal disasters. Super Volcanoes is one and Mega Tsunami’s are another. But recent findings on Mars suggest that asteroids impacts on Mars may have created some of the stark landscape features that can be discovered there:


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Hubble taking advantage of Mars opposition

Photo of Mars

Hubble Space Telescope photo of Mars taken when the planet was 50 million miles from Earth on May 12, 2016.
Credits: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), J. Bell (ASU), and M. Wolff (Space Science Institute)
On the 22nd of May, Mars Reaches opposition with Earth – this is where it reaches it’s closest point with us. Hubble wille be taking a few snaps to take advantage of this:


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No ownsership claimed on images or material – Credit: NASA